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Poster: adks12020 Date: Sep 1, 2011 6:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD/VU/Fugs Stanley Theater

As a music fan I like like and respect The Velvet Underground on the musical front but from what I gather there were smug pricks (not unlike members of the NYC art community now). I'm not surprised that they had a low opinion of San Francisco bands. The mentality was completely different. They weren't cool enough for order to be cool enough for the Velvets at that time you had to be bisexual, love heroin (Jerry obviously would end up qualifying on that account) and talk down to everyone because you were, of course, the most intelligent person in the your own opinion....granted this is all just based on reading books and watching movies since my parents were sophmores in college in 1969 and I wasn't conceived until 1981.